A Brownwood man faces a seven-count indictment of child pornography offenses.
Jacob Aniceto Jose Villarreal, 29, was arrested last month on several counts of production, receipt and possession of child pornography; one count of production; four counts of receipt, and two counts of possession.
A federal grand jury released the indictment Thursday evening, the Brownwood Bulletin reported.
According to the Bulletin, "If convicted, the production count carries a maximum statutory penalty of not less than 15 years or more than 30 years in federal prison. Each of the receipt counts carries a maximum statutory penalty of not less than five or more than 20 years in federal prison and each of the possession counts carries a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in federal prison.”
In addition, upon conviction, each count carries a maximum statutory fine of $250,000 and up to a lifetime of supervised release.
The investigation was conducted by ICE HSI, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven M. Sucsy is in charge of the prosecution."